• 18 Apr 2019

    Spring into communicating better

    How many times have you heard it’s important that farmers and researchers communicate better? I haven’t just heard that, I’ve watched it. I’ve felt it – with sadness and frustration – at each and every opportunity missed to show and share. That’s what inspires and drives me to share practical tips in communications skills training […]

  • 29 Mar 2019

    Under ground, over ground filming are we

    Months of work of planning, filming and post production have
    culminated in the release of our latest film commission. It is the incredible
    story of the UK production of a natural fertiliser used by farmers in the UK
    and in many other parts of the world. It’s a film that took us to great depths,
    lengths and heights to […]

  • 13 Mar 2019

    Celebrating clear communications

    When was the last time you were on the receiving end of a dull presentation or boring talk? Too many of us will have a recent event in mind. That’s why it was great to be in a room full of people who have had communication skills training. These are professionals who know how to […]

  • 15 Jan 2019

    The ultimate communication skills training

    In essence, we take a bunch of agri-professionals and with three days of tips, techniques and tasks in our communication skills training course we help them to bloom.

    Communication skills in agriculture have never been more important. But don’t just take our word for it. We hear it from others all the time. It’s why we […]

  • 21 Jun 2018

    Showcasing careers in agriculture in film

    Who better to show and share to teenagers and young people what great careers there are in agriculture than young agri-professionals? In Green Shoots’ work in fields, offices food factories – and every stage in between – we have met some great young agriculturalists. So it was a pleasure to turn the cameras on them, […]

  • 09 Mar 2018

    Film showcases career as farm business administrator

    Behind – or at the heart of – every successful farm business there’s a career as a farm business administrator (FBA). East Anglian FBA Jenny Pine wanted a film to showcase the work: invoices sent, farm bills settled, wages paid, records kept and business decisions based on accurate records. It’s a brilliant job: challenging, interesting, satisfying and worthwhile. […]

  • 19 Feb 2018

    On course for more communication skills success

    There has never been a more important time for agri-professionals to build and use better communication skills. It was a great start to 2018 to have another group of eight East Anglians to do just that. We gathered together for three intense days of tips, techniques and tasks – otherwise known as communication skills training.
    Trust […]

  • 01 Nov 2017

    Demystifying making radio: AKA Mystery Island 

    It’s months in the making. When people ask us how long our radio documentaries for BBC World Service can take to make that can be the answer: months. That is certainly true of our latest – AKA Mystery Island – which is being broadcast this week around the world.
    getting inside Mystery Island Story

    First there’s lots […]

  • 18 Aug 2017

    The carrot and stick for website security

    There are changes coming that will make it more important than ever to secure websites. For many owners of websites, the purpose of a website is to make information public, so why is there a need to add additional security? Sure, if you took credit card payments or stored and processed confidential information then it […]